OMAHA, Neb. — Joey DeNato threw a four-hitter, and Indiana looked right at home in beating Louisville 2-0 on Saturday night in the Hoosiers’ first appearance in the College World Series.
The Hoosiers manufactured their runs early, and DeNato (10-2) made them stand up in a masterful performance in front of a TD Ameritrade Park-record crowd of 27,122.
Indiana (49-18) has beaten the Cardinals (51-13) in three of four meetings, shutting them out twice.
DeNato allowed three singles and a double in his second complete game. He struck out eight and walked three. Cody Green (10-4) took the loss.
Mississippi St. 5,
Oregon St. 4
OMAHA, Neb. — Mississippi State took the lead on Wes Rea’s two-run double in the eighth inning, and closer Jonathan Holder turned back two Oregon State threats in the opening game of the CWS.
The Bulldogs (49-18) advanced to a Monday game against Indiana. The Beavers (50-12) will play Louisville..
Hunter Renfroe’s comebacker off Matt Boyd (10-4) put runners on first and second in the eighth. Rea then sent the go-ahead double into the right-center gap.
Holder got out of a jam after Oregon State put two runners on base in the eighth. He did the same in the ninth inning.